Passive Sampling Project – Cholula
By Lisa Jones (MESTEC).
Just a bit about the town of Cholula where I have been staying while visiting UDLAP:
Cholula is just west of the city of Puebla. It is a highly religious area and is rumored to have 365 churches and chapels, each dedicated to a different saint. This leads to daily celebrations in different parts of town – as evidenced by daily fireworks and musical processions. I was lucky enough to witness one of these processions from the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios – the church on top of the Cholula pyramid.
This church offers great views of the town below and in the distance the nearby volcanoes – Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl – are visible. The former is currently active which is visible in the clear early morning hours.
The most important tourist attraction of the city is the Great Pyramid with the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top. At first glance, the pyramid looks like a hill as most of it is overgrown. The south side of the pyramid has been excavated and there is a network of tunnels inside.
Cholula has been a great town to visit, I look forward to returning in 3 weeks. Next stop: Monterrey!